Daren is a Northwest Indiana based Wedding and Architectural photographer. Born into a family of career photographers, Daren grew up with a camera in hand, though it wasn't until years later working at Ahrend Studios in San Diego, CA as an editor that he truly came into his own in the field of photography.

Through editing and graphic design work, he learned the visual principles of photography first, then allowing him to excel into the practical application thereof later when he was asked to begin working as a photographer in the same studio.

Since his beginnings in a studio setting, Daren has gained professional experience in weddings, architecture and real estate photography, portraiture, adventure photography, concert and event photography, in addition to his studio work. Daren's love for photography extends beyond his career into many freelance, experimental, graphic/web design and fine art endeavors as well.

Upon his graduation from Principia College, he received a degree in Mass Communications with a Visual Media concentration. Daren was also the recipient of the Gordon N. Converse Award for Photographic Excellence from Principia College, and has had work published in Wedding Essentials Magazine.

Though Daren's preferred style is more artistic by nature, his studies and travels have opened up the avenue of documentary photography as well. He is taking bookings for weddings, engagements, and portrait sessions through 2016. Out-of-state wedding inquiries are happily accepted.

Photo Courtesy of  Thierry Lyles Photography

Photo Courtesy of Thierry Lyles Photography